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Developers Present Luxury 'Woodward Grand' Concept for I-696/Main Street Parcel

Singh Development's initial presentation to the Downtown Development Authority will give an overview of the concept and answer questions.

Singh Development will present an initial concept for a luxury apartment complex to the DDA. Credit: JDavis Architects
Singh Development will present an initial concept for a luxury apartment complex to the DDA. Credit: JDavis Architects
West Bloomfield-based Singh Development LLC will present an initial concept for a multi-unit residential complex at the vacant Interstate 696 and Main Street site to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

Plans for the development, referred to as Woodward Grand Luxury Apartments and Lofts, show a four-story building with 205 units, including 19 ground-floor townhouses. Apartment units on levels two through four include a combination of studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Conceptual drawings also show a clubhouse, fitness area, learning center, covered parking area and a courtyard with a swimming pool.

Singh's portfolio includes the 82-unit Waltonwoods Royal Oak assisted living facility located at 3450 W. 13 Mile Road, which was built in 1998 and renovated in 2012.

JDavis Architects of Raleigh, NC is the designer for the the project. The architectural firm has designed similar housing projects in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. Click here to see samples of the firm's work.


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CDE February 15, 2014 at 09:57 PM
Is this different from the other plan that was recently presented to the City?
Judy Davids (Editor) February 16, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Here's a link to the "other" plan: http://royaloak.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/developers-present-gateway-concept-for-i696-site-to-dda
Laura Harrison February 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM
CDE, there is actually 3 proposals. #1 and #2 are both housing, apartments and/or condos. #3, the newest, is an office building. All proposals include private parking.
CDE February 16, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Thanks Laura and Judy...so there has only been two plans posted on Patch, any specifics on the third one? I think I like the plan to the link that Judy provided better than this plan. Laura, do you know if there is a plan that is generally more liked by those that live in Royal Oak or city management? Also, does it seem that there is a high probability that one of these plans will happen? Judy, any update on the Hyatt Hotel on Main Street? Thanks again.
Laura Harrison February 16, 2014 at 03:48 PM
CDE, the office building is auto related, foreign auto co. I think about between 12 to 15 stories. I haven't seen all three plans together. My guess is that there are generally likes and dislikes to all three. After looking at the gopher playground for over 30 years, I am ready for I hope is the final chapter. I think all the plans are doable. Follow the money!
CDE February 16, 2014 at 05:47 PM
Thanks Laura, do you have any links to that proposal? Just curious, sounds like a great plan and honestly great for tax revenues. Like you said, follow the money.
Judy Davids (Editor) February 17, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Hi CDE, there have been some discussions regarding an office building but there is nothing tangible to look at yet.
Laura Harrison February 17, 2014 at 04:01 PM
CDE, the office building was only a verble inquiry.

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